Discarded items are useless?
Can we give a second life to discarded items?
How might we embody the value of discarded items that other people wouldn't be able to see through design?
Make to Believe
Designers: Mei-Ling Lu, Yu-Ting Cheng
“imPachaPacha” is a piece of work comprised of several recycled items, including a wooden chopping board, two bicycle rims, a bicycle basket, a bunch of twigs and some brass bass strings. We aspire to give new life to these discarded, unwanted goods by upcycling them into a fun and creative object.
Imps are a kind of little magical being that carry a sense of free will and enjoyment of all things fun. The chair aims to share the same spirit. It resembles a little elf-like figure running about in the forest, wild and uncontrollable. “Pachapacha” is an onomatopoeia that comes from the sound the chair makes when we sit on the seat made of the bicycle basket and carefully processed twigs. The idea is to recreate the audio scene of perambulating on the fallen leaves and twigs in the forest. With this chair, we hope to evoke the nature experience within everyone’s memory.